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WikiLeaks tools

Posted by Megan on December 12, 2010

The WikiLeaks saga is so intricate and massive that it’s hard to begin to comment here, but some interesting research tools have emerged that might be useful for those looking to study the “leaked” information.

As posted on ResourceShelf:

New: CableSearch-Embassy Cables Fulltext Search

As the name says, this new resource allows users to search the full text of the embassy cables being released by WikiLeaks. Each documents is also cached by CableSearch.

Users can also browse cables using the following categories:

+ Zeitgeist (Real-Time Look at What Others Are Searching For)
+ New Cables
+ Most Popular
+ By Source
+ By Classification
+ By Urgency
+ By Tag
+ By Date

Links to browse the documents can be found near the top of the CableSearch homepage.

CableSearch is an initiative of the European Centre for Computer Assisted Research via a suggestion by Henk van Ess

See Also: From the National Security Archive at George Washington University:
“How to Decipher a State Department Cable” & State Department Acronyms

See Also: A Number of Additional “Embassy Cables” Resources From Several Organizations

In addition, as I posted in August,

The CBC has created a Canadian-specific database from WikiLeaks‘ publication of thousands of U.S. military incident and intelligence reports from the war in Afghanistan (see the War Logs from the New York Times).

The database of Canadian-related incidents can be searched by keyword or browsed by type of event, region, or date.

A glossary of military acronyms is also included.


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